Peanut Brittle

Make it Quick Peanut Brittle with 15 minutes of time and microwave. Stir together sugar and light corn syrup, microwave 5 minutes.  Add peanuts or other nut, microwave for 3 minutes.  Add baking soda and vanilla then spread on lightly greased baking sheet.  Cool and break into pieces for a quick and perfect candy.

Peanut Brittle



Make it Quick Peanut Brittle

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

Super easy to make.  15 minutes and you’re done.  Make this recipe on a sunny day if possible so the brittle will not be sticky.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound 1x
  • Category: Desserts- Candy
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American



1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt

11/2 cups peanuts

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla, no imitation

1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In large glass microwavable safe bowl add sugar, corn syrup, and salt.  Stir with wooden spoon to mix- it will be sticky.
  3. Microwave 5 minutes, stir to mix, add peanuts and stir to coat.
  4. Microwave 3 additional minutes, mixture should look like peanut butter, if not, microwave 1 additional minute. (no more- you will burn it).
  5. Add butter and vanilla to mixture. Stir, add baking soda.  The mixture will expand and turn lighter in color.
  6. Immediately pour candy into sprayed baking pan.  Shift pan from right to left to level candy mixture.  Do not use your spoon to level out the top of the candy!* 
  7. All candy to cool, then break into pieces.
  8. Store in air tight container or zip lock plastic bag until ready to serve.


  • Lightly spray all mixing containers and baking sheet with cooking spray for easy release of harden sugars. Coat mixing cup with spray when measuring corn syrup.
  • Do not over microwave even if the color doesn’t seem to be dark like you might think it should look.  Mixture can burn quickly.
  • Do not use a spoon to level out the top of candy*.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!


You might like these gift giving posts to!

Christmas Candy Treat Bags

Slider- Goodies to

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star